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Author Chiarugi, F. ♦ Trypakis, D. ♦ Kontogiannis, V. ♦ Lees, P.J. ♦ Chronaki, C.E. ♦ Zeaki, M. ♦ Giannakoudakis, N. ♦ Vourvahakis, D. ♦ Tsiknakis, M. ♦ Orphanoudakis, S.C.
Sponsorship European Soc. of Cardiology ♦ Nat. Inst. of Health, USA
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2003
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Electrocardiography ♦ Disaster management ♦ Personnel ♦ Gravity ♦ Computerized monitoring ♦ Computer science ♦ Real time systems ♦ System testing ♦ GSM ♦ Computer network management
Abstract For the last five years, a system for the management and coordination of pre-hospital health emergency has been in regular use at the Emergency Coordination Centre of Heraklion, as part of HYGEIAnet, the Regional Health Information Network of Crete. Approximately 20,000 emergency episodes per year are currently being logged in the system. The need for better support of cardiac cases (about 20% of the total) prompted the extension of the system to include the continuous acquisition of 12-lead ECGs and their real-time transmission to the coordination centre for evaluation by an expert. The 12-lead ECG module has been developed and integrated in the existing system with special attention to the provision of an easy user interface so that the extra work required to the ambulance personnel is negligible. The overall system has been carefully tested and is now in daily use.
Description Author affiliation: ICS, FORTH, Crete, Heraklion, Greece (Chiarugi, F.; Trypakis, D.; Kontogiannis, V.; Lees, P.J.; Chronaki, C.E.)
ISBN 078038170X
ISSN 02766547
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-09-21
Publisher Place Greece
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 384.22 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 205
Ending Page 208


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library